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Law School Applications / Prestige v. price- thoughts?
« on: May 11, 2006, 09:36:16 PM »
I would love to hear anyone's thoughts on this topic- whether law school is only 'worth it' if you go to a top or near-top school, or whether if you can get a free ride (almost) anywhere, take it, or whether it really depends on your career goals. I am going to be facing this question when I apply to LS and I would like to know what other people have decided or thought about.

Studying for the LSAT / TestWell 'Puzzles-Plus'
« on: March 01, 2006, 08:43:52 PM »
Anyone have any info/experience with TestWell's Puzzles Plus package? I am considering taking it because I mainly need to improve my games score, and I really do not want to spend $1000 or more on a full course. Thanks!

Law School Applications / Really need advice
« on: February 16, 2006, 08:45:12 AM »
I decided recently that instead of going straight to LS after senior year, I am going to take a year or two off. I recently signed up for the June LSAT, figuring I would get it over with. I took a practice test about two weeks ago and I want to raise my score about 10 points. I'm realizing now, however, just how hard it is going to be for me to squeeze in practice time, with classses, a job, community service, and other stuff I'm involved in. I signed up so early because I will be in DC this summer and wanted a good test center, but right now I'm thinking I should hold off until at least October, if not after graduation. I think I would have much more time to study over the summer. I think I thought that taking the LSAT in my junior year would be evidence that I wanted to go to LS even though I took time off.... is this even a big deal at all? Do you guys think I should hold off? Oh, I would like to avoid taking a course, especially if I take it in June. Thanks!

Also, I get the impression that if I didn't want to take the test in June, I could only get a partial refund from LSAC. Am I right?

Studying for the LSAT / June Study Plan- Advice?
« on: February 09, 2006, 04:41:48 PM »
I'm looking for some advice on a study plan for the June LSAT. I just took a diagnostic test administered by PR. I did ok but not great, and I want to raise my score about 10 points. (My games were bad, arguments a little better, and reading comp solid.) I want to try to study on my own and avoid taking a course, but if in a couple of months I'm not where I want to be, then I would consider taking a course. I have the LRB, LGB, and Ultimate Setups guide, as well as the first two actual LSAT compendiums. I was planning on working through the two Powerscore books first. Is five hours a week sufficient to work through the books by about two months? Then I was planning on taking a bunch of the practice tests. How does this sound? Thanks for any advice you can give me.

LSAT horror stories / High Diagnostic-->Bomb real test?
« on: January 20, 2006, 02:03:16 PM »
Does this ever happen? You get a fairly high score on a diagnostic test, or even repeated practice tests, and then bomb the real thing?

LSAC and LSDAS / When to sign up for test?
« on: January 20, 2006, 09:13:32 AM »
When should I register for the June test? I am in the processs of applying to internships in DC and I'm not sure when I will be certain of a position, although I'm fairly confident that I'll get something. Should I go ahead and sign up for a test center in DC now? I'm not sure know how early I have to sign up to be assured of a spot in my 1st choice test center. Thanks.

Law School Applications / What to do during year off- suggestions?
« on: January 17, 2006, 05:57:23 PM »
I'm thinking about various kinds of employment experiences for a year off between college and law school. It would be great to hear some suggestions from the board on 'good' jobs; anything that might impress adcomms is a plus. I need to make some money so AmeriCorps or any other very low-paying job is not an option, but on the other hand I don't think I have the grades for certain prestigious, well paying positions such as consulting or ibanking. I am a history/polisci major, and I would like to stay in the Northeast or maybe DC. Ideally, I would like to take only 1 year off, so that will be a factor also. Thanks for your suggestions.

Law School Applications / Applying strategically
« on: January 06, 2006, 03:01:24 PM »
I'm thinking about when to apply and it would be great to have some opinions from the board.  I'm a junior working on improving my GPA, and two years of improved grades might look more impressive than just one. I'd *like* to go to LS right after graduation; I've had a couple different internship experiences and thought about it a lot, and I'm anxious to begin LS rather than delay it for anything else. I haven't taken the LSAT yet, but just on the basis of GPA, do you guys think it's worth it for me to take a year off or should I just take the LSAT, apply next year, and see what happens? Thanks.

P.S. My 'dream' school right now is probbably BC.

Law School Applications / Overall GPA vs. individual grades?
« on: December 22, 2005, 10:04:34 PM »
Do a couple of bad grades really hurt you in the admissions process, or is it just your overall GPA that counts? I know adcoms review the transcript for difficulty of courses, grade trend, etc., but I'm wondering if 2 C's, for instance, would put someone at a disadvantage. Thanks.

Law School Applications / Spent a lot of time on 1 EC
« on: November 08, 2005, 12:27:48 PM »
I spent a lot of time (about 15 hours a week in the fall, a little less in the spring) on one EC. I was on the e-board for 2 years. Is there anywhere on applications to state this (the amount of time involved and/or the depth of my responsiblities on e-board)? Is this appropriate for an addendum? Or is this not something they care about?

I just want adcomms to know that while I don't have many ECs, my commitment and involvement in this one was significant. Not all ECs are the same, and I am hoping to get *some* credit for my involvment with this one. It's entirely student run and I did a lot of work over the past 2 years for it.

To clarify, I am not expecting this to explain any weakness in my GPA.

In case it matters, the EC in question is the college band.

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